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Elaine Tran (she/her) is a proud Edmontonian, budding researcher, avid community volunteer, and future social worker. She is a fourth-year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Honours Sociology with a specialization in Family, Youth & Diversity, and minor in Political Science at MacEwan University. Her honours thesis centres on race and ethnic relations, and more specifically racism and the Asian diaspora. Some of her other research interests include children and families, gender, gerontology, and social inequality. Elaine has always had a keen interest in volunteerism which contributed to her decision to choose social work. She aspires to pursue a thesis-based Master of Social Work degree post-graduation to foster her continued interest in research and empower and enrich the well-being of others. The sustainable development goals sparked her interest when she attended an SDG training session facilitated by the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship on her campus. Since then, Elaine has been galvanized to better understand the SDGs, how they can be implemented both locally and internationally, and what she can contribute to making them a collective reality. In addition to English, Elaine speaks Vietnamese, and enjoys watching documentaries, cooking, making jewelry, and other DIY projects. She is most passionate about SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, and SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals.